INITIATIVES
OSERS Year of College and Career for Youth with Disabilities

Welcome

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A teacher works with a student
using low vision technology
to access information.

Supporting Americans with disabilities is not just about
a set of principles or a set of programs.
It is about PEOPLE.


Valerie Jarrett
Senior Advisor to
President Barack Obama

[ NEWS | EVENTS | For Youth | RESOURCES | ABOUT | CONTACT ]

top YCC NEWS

  • new bullet Call for Proposals for NCRE Fall Conference
    RSA is soliciting a Call for Proposals for the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Fall Conference, being held Nov. 3–5, 2013. Proposals are due July 14, 2013. The conference is a means of facilitating communication and sharing information among professionals involved in training, recruiting, hiring and enhancing the development of qualified rehabilitation counselors. The theme of the conference is: “Building on the Best: Designs for Success.”

[Past YCC News]

top EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS DATES
Webinar: "The Promise of Olmstead: Status of Assistive Technology Use in Planning for the Needs of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities"
Please join the Southwest ADA Center in collaboration with the RESNA Catalyst Project and the Great Lakes ADA Center for a webinar on "The Promise of Olmstead: Status of Assistive Technology Use in Planning for the Needs of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities"on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
Time:
2:00 p.m. CST.
2/26/2014

[Past YCC Events]

top YCC FOR YOUTH

Fact Sheets and Tip Sheets

  • Factsheet: If, When, and How to Disclose to an Employer That You Have a Mental Health Disability
    download file PDF (277KB)
  • Factsheet: FAQ: Student Loans, For-Profit Colleges, and Traditional Colleges: Some Things You Should Know Before Borrowing
    download file PDF (210KB)
  • Factsheet: Things People Never Told Me
    This is a compilation of suggestions about finances, health care, employment, and relationships from foster youth transitioning to adulthood.
    download file PDF (905KB)
  • Tipsheet: Do I Tell My Boss? Disclosing My Mental Health Condition At Work
    download file PDF (517KB)
  • Tipsheet: Getting Accommodations at College: Tools for School
    download file PDF (358KB)

Internships

  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Internships
    (AAPD) internships available for youth in college at the Department of Education (ED) and other federal agencies. Contact: Dana Fink at AAPD, or Tom Finch at the Department of Education.
  • Project Search Internships at the Department of Education
    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), along with its partners, implements another exciting school year for youth with disabilities attending District of Columbia Public Schools. Learn more about Project Search internships at the Department of Education.
  • State Transition Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    Contacts that can assist youth with disabilities seeking transition services and vocational training in your state.

Additional Youth Links

  • Eating Disorders
    This page will provide you with eating disorder information and resources to help you learn about the different diseases, specific populations, and guide you or someone you know in the process of recovery.
  • Young Adult Parenting
    This page is designed for young adult parents who are pregnant or young adults who are already parenting and have a mental health condition.
  • Bullying
    This page was created to empower youth and young adults with knowledge and resources to help put an end to bullying.

[Additional YCC Youth-related Resources]

top RESOURCES

YCC Transition Policy Resources

  • Coordination Between Special Education and Vocational Rehabilitation Officials in Your State (FY 2013 State Plans published 10/2012)
    Learn about coordination between special education and vocational rehabilitation (VR) officials in your state through Attachment 4.8(b)(2) in the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation VR Services and the Supplement for Supported Employment (SE) Services.
  • Federal Student Aid
    Learn about exploring careers, choosing and applying to schools, taking required tests, and financial aid.
  • Policy Letter: Least Restrictive Environment Requirements for Transition Work Placements
    Office of Special Education Program’s policy letter regarding the least restrictive environment requirements for transition work placements.
    download file PDF (1.5MB)
  • Rehabilitation Services Administration Monitoring Reports
    FY 2012 Section 107 Monitoring Reports on vocational rehabilitation programs and transition services in your state.
  • State Transition Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    Contacts that can assist youth with disabilities seeking transition services and vocational training in your state.

[Additional YCC Transition Policy Resources]

YCC Technical Assistance (TA) Resources

  • Brief: What Are the Trends in Employment Outcomes of Youth with Autism?
    This brief shows that youth with autism received similar levels of vocational rehabilitation services and reported similar employment outcomes compared to their peers with other disabilities. However, these outcomes were modest, declining, and substantially different across states, regardless of the types of disabilities.
  • Defining College and Career Readiness: A Technical Assistance Resource Guide
    download file PDF (1.7MB)
  • Meeting the Needs of Significantly Struggling Learners in High School: A Look at Approaches to Tiered Intervention
    download file PDF (193KB)
  • Tiered Interventions and Secondary Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities: 101
    download file PDF (634KB)
  • Tips on Core Competencies for Transition Service Providers
    download file PDF (247KB)
  • Universal Design for Learning and Secondary Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities: 101
    download file PDF (276KB)
  • Webinar on the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)
    A Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and Department of Labor and Employment and Training Administration Webinar on the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) to learn about employment opportunities and employment initiatives for youth with disabilities.
  • What Matters in Staying on Track and Graduating in Chicago Public Schools: A Focus on Students with Disabilities
    download file PDF (1.5MB)

[Additional YCC T/A Resources]

OSERS College-to-Career Resources

  • OSERS 2012 Transition Data Fact Sheet
    Read about OSERS 2012 Transition Data Fact Sheet, a quick reference to inform Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) staff and the public about critical grants and data areas related to the transition of youth with disabilities from school activities to post-school activities
    download file PDF (325KB)
  • Project SEARCH Case Studies
    Access the Project SEARCH case studies.
  • Identifying Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities Using Existing Surveys
    Read about the definitions of disability in transition-age youth from different national surveys.
    download file PDF (668KB)

[Additional YCC General Resources]

top ABOUT

The YCC Story

The transition of youth with disabilities from school to productive adulthood has received high priority from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)' Office of the Assistant Secretary (OAS) and the three program offices within OSERS:

  • the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP),
  • the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and
  • the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

During the 2012 National Transition Conference, Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama, announced that this year would be the Year of College and Career (YCC) for youth with disabilities. In response to this announcement, the OSERS Transition Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from all three program offices, developed the YCC website to provide public information regarding transition activities, resources, policies, and events occurring within OSERS.

As this initiative moves forward, the steering committee will contact other offices and agencies to include their college and career information in the website. Stay tuned for more new and exciting YCC announcements www.transition2012.org.

[Additional Information About the YCC]

top CONTACT

E-mail osers-ycc@ed.gov

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